Reducing Hunger by Reducing Waste

Rescuing Food Helps Feed Hungry Families

Imagine filling your empty pantry with organic produce, premium deli meats, fresh breads and pastries. Now imagine instead that these high quality foods are tossed in the trash, thousands of pounds of it, each day.

Thanks to a partnership with Collierville United Methodist Church’s Gleaning Ministry and St. Philip Catholic Church, Fayette Cares has long been part of the solution to improve food insecurity and reduce food waste. Each month 3,000 – 5,000 pounds of healthy surplus food is donated by local grocers and distributed by Fayette Cares volunteers to housing complexes for seniors, disabled, and low income families. Even local chickens and pigs benefit from the produce scraps!

This effort compliments our year-round emergency food pantry to help families who struggle to put food on the table.

Know someone who needs help? Connect them to Fayette Cares services by calling (901) 465-3802 x 224 or by clicking the button below.

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